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June 26th

One Year Later

Tomorrow will be my one year anniversary from surviving SCA. It has been a long road and I still have a way to go to get back to where I was prior to SCA. I was reading where SCA survivors suffer from the following:guilt, sleep disturbances, a perception of vulnerability, a sense of urgency, greater love of family and friends and greater empathy toward others. I have these and was wondering if anyone else is still suffering from these issues.

June 25th

My SCA story

I know I probably won't spell some words correct so I apologize in advance.

June 22nd

California Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Target: Says There is No Common Law Duty Requiring AEDs in Target Stores

In a long-awaited and important AED-related decision, the California Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that there is no common law duty (aka legally imposed obligation) requiring Target Corporation to obtain and make available AEDs in its stores for use in medical emergencies. This result effectively ends the case but the decision will reverberate in California and courts in other states for many years to come.

By way of background, this case began in 2008 when Mary Ann Verdugo, a 49-year-old developmentally disabled shopper with serious health issues, died after experiencing sudden cardiac arrest at a California Target store. The store lacked an AED or an employee trained to use one, though at the time Target sold AEDs on its website.

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By Richard Lazar, Readiness Systems

June 10th

The Story of Our Dad

Stuart R. Koenig (June 14, 1947 – September 15, 2012)

Stuart Koenig, far left, at his daughter Kathryn's wedding, five months before his deathMy dad died from sudden cardiac arrest when he was 65. He was active and in shape, he was on cholesterol meds, he detested cigarettes, and I never saw him drink anything stronger than a cabernet. But he still died, playing tennis, and dropped so fast he didn’t even break the impact of his fall with his hands. When they laid him out at the funeral home, his nose looked freshly broken.

June 9th

My Story

Hello! I am a 42yr old mother of 3 children (10,7,4). We had an event happen that has changed us dramatically; and quite honestly, I am having a hard time dealing with it.
(The beginning of the story is told from my husband's point of view because I have no memory of it) On the night of July 28,2013, about 9:30pm, I had just finished up doing some abdominal exercises and was still sitting on the floor. I have a history of irregular heart rythyms (SVT) but nothing lethal. I was apparently talking with my hunny when he says there was a break in the conversation for a few seconds. His attention diverted to the TV and about 10sec or less he heard me make a groaning or gasping sound...and then fall backwards.

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